Nice to see y'all are enjoying these time traveling shenanigans just as much as I am! (・ω・)ノ
He was assigned to you in the beginning, as a councilor of sorts. That was something he would never mind doing; he enjoyed helping anyone who wanted it.
However, something about you seemed different than others he had worked with.
Yes, you were frazzled- an expected response- but you accepted him, trusted him, at a much faster rate than he was used to.
Either way, you quickly became one of his favorite students and closest friends. His team of two suddenly became a group of three, and he was left with a confusing feeling, striking him silent in the most peculiar moments.
“You called me master?” Genji peaks around the open door leading out to a close grassy cliff side, perfect for meditation.
“Yes, do you have time to speak with me?” Zenyatta sits there, petting a stray cat in his lap, under the shade of a large tree.
“I do.” He settles next to his master, cross legged as always. “May I ask about what?”
“Of course,” he rests his hand on the back of the purring cat, “I wish to speak of my emotions. They have become more and more confusing as time passes.”
Genji nods in agreement. “I understand. I will do my best to help you master.” He folds his hands in his lap. If he was being honest, he didn’t feel anywhere near qualified to assist him.
“I am glad.” He hums, “Now where to begin?” He taps his chin. “Perhaps the warmth in my chest.”
“Warmth? Are you sure it is emotion causing it?”
“Yes. I had a doctor check it.” He sets his hand on his chest plate, “I believe it is caused by my body overworking itself due to unknown circumstances. It is a feeling akin to a fierce battle; though, one is not occurring at the time.”
“And, when does it happen?”
“During the normalities of my daily routine.” He lowers his hand and glances at it, “There are times as well were I cannot think, or am forgetful. Though, it is not happening now.”
“That is interesting. You still have no idea what the cause is?”
“No.” He sighs. “Do you have any suggestions, my student?”
“I am not sure. Human and Omnic emotions sometimes differ,” he pauses, “however, if you were human, I would think that you were either sick, or had a crush.”
“A crush?” It was more of a statement than a question. “Yes, that would make sense.”
“It would? But, on who?” Though he tried to hide it, his extreme curiosity coated his words.
“Hmm. Perhaps [y/n].” He begins to pet the cat again, and it lets out a contempt chirp. “Yes, as I think about it, I believe it is correct.” He beams at Genji. “Thank you.”
“It is no problem.”
Good friends, to Genji, were hard to come by. Sure, he had many acquaintances, but not many people above that.
It took maybe a day of knowing each other to move into friendship. He was ecstatic, to say the least, to find someone so fond of his presence, and who would also laugh at his lame jokes (to which he told a lot).
“High five!” You boast, and he complies, following it up with a fist bump. Childish, he knew, but he was allowed to be such. “Haha! Nice.”
“No fair!” Lúcio fakes a huff. “I’m not used to going on three! I panicked!”
“Okay, my turn.” You place your fist in your palm, determination in your eyes, “Me and you, death match.”
“I will not lose to you again!” He readies his stance, Angela counts down, and you both release your weapons.
“Paper beats rock, Genji wins.” She announces.
Lúcio knowingly sets his hand on your shoulder as your head falls. “Looks like we got cleaning duty.” You groan loudly and he nods solemnly, “Me too.”
“It’s best to get started now.” Angela starts, shooing the two of you out. “The storage room needs a lot of work.”
“We know,” you sigh and turn to leave, “c'mon Lúcio.”
As soon as the door shuts behind you, Genji begins his speed walk out, only to be stopped by Mercy’s expecting hum.
“You weren’t expecting to leave without giving me an update, now were you?” His shoulders droop, knowing he’s already lost.
“No, of course not Doctor Ziegler.” Curse his polite nature! He knew she only wanted to gossip, but he couldn’t find it in himself to be rude enough to lie in order then leave.
She clasps her hands excitedly and smiles wide. “So, any new developments?”
“No, nothing has changed.” Her smile disappears slightly.
“Still nothing?” He nods and she frowns, “Genji, I thought Saturday was the day!”
“It was.” He crossed his arms, pausing his thought, carefully choosing his words. “Until I accidentally spilled juice on them.”
She was struck with silence. “I- and how did that happen?”
He places his head into his hand, “I was……….showing off…….”
“Genji,” he hears her scolding him, “we talked about this!”
“Yes, I recall.” He runs his hand down his faceplate, “I was nervous and not thinking. I did apologize, but that may have made things worse.”
“Is that why there was broken glass on the floor?”
She let out a short sigh, “You do tend to make a big fuss around them.” Steam leaks from his shoulders and he turns his head away. She shakes her head, tapping her foot against the floor. “Maybe it would be easier if you didn’t try so hard. I’m afraid, at this rate, you might end up really hurting someone.”
He shifts on his feet and nods slightly. “You are right. I should try to handle this less forcibly.”
“Do you want me to brain storm ideas with you?” She offers.
He perks up a small bit, “It would be most appreciated.”
It was no secret that you were immediately shy upon meeting the cowboy. But there was something else about you, something……..odd.
Maybe that wasn’t the best way to put it- yet he didn’t know what else it would be. So, his curiosity drove him to you. He needed to know what it was.
Now, believe it or not, Jesse was a smart man; and when feelings started to occur, he immediately started to distance himself, only to realize that he was in too deep.
For him, a fling was something he could handle. Real romance? Haha! No.
“Hey! Mr. Jesse, any chance I could talk with you?” Oh, it was that Lúcio kid. What could he want to talk about? They weren’t exactly friends; more like acquaintances.
“Sure, I guess?” He shoves his hand into his pocket, and uses the other one to scratch his beard. “‘Bout what, exactly?”
“[y/n]-” Why you? What about you would he want to talk about? Oh. Oh god! The jig is up, he knows; he’s gonna tell you! Abort, ABORT.
“You doin’ okay over there, buddy?” Lúcio sways slightly on his heels, “You’re getting a little pale.”
He coughs in his hand to rid himself of nerves. “Yeah, just dehydrated, I reckon.” His body feels a bit more clunky, “I didn’t quite catch what you said there before.”
Moment of truth. He knew this day was coming, but did he prepare for it? No.
“If you say so…” He wasn’t entirely convinced; it was written all over his eyes.
He distantly remember you telling him that Lúcio was incredible at reading people, and that wasn’t helping him calm down one bit.
“I was just asking what you thought I should get for their birthday?”
Well, doesn’t he just feel like an idiot.
“I’m sure whatever’s fine.” He wanted this conversation to end so that he could go to his room and scold himself for getting so worked up over nothing.
“Are you sure your okay? Nothing’s up?” There was a pause, not long enough for him to respond. “Is it about [y/n]?”
“It is!” He exclaims, pointing. Man, he was good at reading people.
“No, it’s not!” Jesse crosses his arm, glancing around the room. He’d rather not talk about this in a public place.
“I promise I won’t tell no body!” This boy was getting excited. He shuffles over to him and jokingly jabs his side with his elbow. “Who knows? Maybe you’ll be my present to them, huh?”
“Now that’s just ridic-”
“Oh my god. I was just joking! I didn’t know that you actually liked them!” How much more excited could this kid get?
“Look, I don’t really want to talk about it.” He lifts his hat off his head, runs his fingers through his hair, and places it back on his head. “Not here, anyway.” He gestures to the open, and thankfully empty, lounge.
“Oh yeah, got it!” The Dj whispers at him with a wink. “I’m totally willing to help you out, dude!”
“I….. just might take you up on that offer.”
“Not if you keep shouting!”
I really like writing Lúcio……. Can you tell?
(I’m also really tired, so please excuse my mistakes ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ)